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January 07, 2019
Afghanistan, the world’s deadliest place according to the latest Global Terrorism Index, is currently preparing for its presidential elections in July. Another study... Read More
December 11, 2018
Of the countries that experienced the 2011 Arab Spring, Tunisia is the only democracy to emerge. Less than four years after the Jasmine revolution, Tunisians adopted a new and progressive constitution, voted... Read More
December 07, 2018
Background On Sunday, December 9, Venezuela will hold municipal elections to fill over 2400 municipal councilor seats across the country. These municipal elections follow the mayoral elections in December 2017 and... Read More
November 13, 2018
Burma made strides toward consolidating its recent record of holding well-administered, credible elections in the November 3 by-elections. The elections were deemed “peaceful and credible with no significant incidents that can have negatively impacted the results” by an international observer... Read More
November 08, 2018
At PeaceCon 2018, scholars, practitioners, diplomats and business leaders came together to discuss the power of collective action to build peace. Across the panels and discussions, participants agreed that individuals... Read More
September 28, 2018
In early February 2018, the Maldives descended into political chaos as President Abdulla Yameen used a state of emergency to crack down on opposition. Since his election in 2013, President Yameen has grown increasingly authoritarian and built closer alliances with China. The region watched as... Read More
August 29, 2018
It has been an interesting few weeks in Nigeria. For those of us that have been watching Nigerian politics for the past four or five years, it feels very much like Déjà vu. When I arrived in Nigeria in 2014, the country was reeling from what many Nigerians were calling a gale of defections that... Read More
August 22, 2018
The International Republican Institute (IRI) was present for the off-cycle gubernatorial elections on July 14, 2018 in Ekiti State, Nigeria. The trip was meant to inform the findings of a pre-election assessment mission conducted jointly with the National Democratic Institute (NDI) from July 11-20... Read More
July 10, 2018
Against an ongoing state of emergency and following the 2017 constitutional referendum, Turkey has had another exhausting election. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the government declared the state of emergency... Read More
July 02, 2018
Yesterday Mexico embarked on the largest elections the country has seen in its democratic history, electing over 3,400 seats from local to national government. Turnout was at a historic 63 percent despite the World Cup taking place simultaneously. As part of our commitment to building civil... Read More

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